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Japan import Zico’s brother

Tokyo: Japan kept it in the family when they unveiled Edu, elder brother of coach Zico, as the new technical advisor to the national team Monday.

Edu, a former coach of Iraq and J-League club Kashima Antlers, will also become the chief scout for the Japan Football Association (JFA).

“This is a new start for Japan. The JFA will give this family team its full and absolute support,” said JFA general secretary Takeo Hirata.

“The only reason he is here is because of his vast experience coaching overseas. He took Iraq to the 1986 World Cup and has a proven track record,” said the former Brazil midfielder.

“He will watch games from up in the stands and relay information to me from there. His role will be more of an observer...

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